Tijuana took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Lobos BUAP came back for a 1-2 away win. The result gives the Licántropos two wins in their last three and keeps them in playoff contention, while the Xolos have now lost two in a row and three of their last four.
The game started off perfectly for the hosts, who took the lead in just the 4th minute. A corner kick was nodded to the back post by Julián Velázquez, and Gustavo Bou was there, unmarked, to slot it home and give Tijuana the 1-0 lead very early on.
Veracruz’s struggles continued with a 0-1 home loss to Monterrey. The result gives the Rayados back-to-back wins, while the Tiburones Rojos have now lost four in a row and are still looking for their first victory of the season.
Veracruz suffered a 9-2 loss to Pachuca last weekend, followed by the FIFA-mandated deduction of six points in the standings due to outstanding debts; winless through 14 games and already relegated, the hosts were looking to salvage a little pride here.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended five players and upheld a red-card appeal in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 15 games.
Adrián Aldrete of Cruz Azul and Mauro Lainez of Lobos BUAP will miss their next match after receiving two yellow cards in the same game, while Santiago García of Toluca was given a one-game suspension for yellow-card accumulation after receiving his fifth caution of the season.
Chivas de Guadalajara jumped out to an early 0-2 lead, but they couldn’t hold it as Puebla came back for a 2-2 draw. The result keeps the Poblanos unbeaten in two while El Rebaño is now winless in six.
The game started off perfectly for the visitors, who had the lead in just the 5th minute. Puebla lost the ball at the edge of the box as they tried to play out of the back, with Isaác Brizuela poking the ball away from defender Daniel Arreola to Alan Pulido, who took it into the box and shot through the keeper’s legs to make it 0-1.
Tigres UANL earned a 0-2 away win against 10-man Monarcas Morelia. The result ends the universitarios’ three-game winless streak and instead sees them now unbeaten in three, while the Michoacanos saw their three-game winning streak halted.
The game started off fairly evenly, and although Tigres had more goal-scoring opportunities, Sebastián Sosa was alert to the danger. But the game changed in the 18th minute. Gabriel Achilier committed a foul at the top of the box and, after consulting VAR, referee Jorge Pérez Durán gave the Morelia defender a straight red card.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended eight players, upheld a red card appeal, and opened an investigation into a coach in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 15 games.
Alexander Mejía of León and Jaine Barreiro of Atlas were given one-game suspensions for denial of a clear goal-scoring opportunity, while Osvaldo González of Toluca and Nicolás Castillo of Pumas UNAM were suspended one game for a lack of respect towards the match officials.